Overcoming Plantar Fasciitis in Olympia WA

Overcoming Plantar Fasciitis in Olympia WA

Chiropractic Olympia WA Neuropathy

Plantar Fasciitis (PF) in Olympia WA refers to the inflammation of the thick band of ligament, called the plantar fascia, running at the bottom of the foot from the heels to the toes.

The pain caused by PF usually makes an appearance in the first few steps in the morning or using of the feet after a while of inactivity, gets better with activity, and comes back with a vengeance when you've been on your feet for too long.

Those with the following traits are at a higher risk of PF:

  • Are female
  • Are 40 to 60 years old
  • Are obese
  • Have flat feet or high arches
  • Have tight Achilles tendons, or "heel cords"
  • Have an unusual walk or foot position
  • Often wear high-heeled shoes
  • Spend many hours standing each day
  • Wear worn-out shoes with thin soles
  • Are pregnant
  • Are athletes (runners, gymnasts, etc.)

This is due to the extra, uneven, or rough pressure applied on the feet bottoms.

Though when PF is at its peak it might feel like a huge issue, it isn't a serious complication, unless it lasts 3 or more months or gets worse with time.

Surgeries ( either to lengthen the calf muscles or to release the plantar fascia) are rarely ever needed for PF.

But, Pain medications don't provide relief long enough and the inflammation only gets worse with use (as the numbing makes the user put their feet to use again) and can't be used by people of certain ages, health conditions, or participating in certain sports.

Treatments options for Plantar Fasciitis in Olympia WA:

  • Physical therapy
  • Changing or reducing activity
  • Changing to more supportive footwear
  • Splints to stretch the fascia.
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections

Though plantar fasciitis often resolves on its own, people may find PF to be painfully persistent.

Acupuncture at Evergreen Family Chiropractic is a great alternative to these measures if they are ineffective or you are incapable of getting that treatment done due to a variety of circumstances.

Acupuncture is a mildly invasive treatment that involves the insertion of very fine (to ensure no pain), sterilized, disposable needles into certain pressure points in the body for 30 or so minutes and taken out, in order to quicken the pace of bodily healing, improve blood circulation, increase immunity, relax the body, reduce the pain, etc. There could be a passing of heat or electrical currents into the body, through the needles, for specific causes or severity. This can be discussed with the acupuncturist.

Those getting acupuncture for the first time can experience bruising, swelling, or bleeding.

Acupuncture isn't for those that are on blood thinners or have any type of blood disorder.

Acupuncture is known for its holistic approach to healing and bodily betterment. It is also known to be a great relaxant.

The focus is to ensure that the blocks or knots in the body are tensed and relaxed which allows the knots to release and the flow of blood to the area to increase. The insertion of needles in certain points ensures triggering of the release of certain hormones, neurotransmitters, or resets the central nervous system (CNS); this ensures reduced pain and quicker healing.

The effects of acupuncture continue to take place hours after the treatment too.

So, Those experiencing Plantar Fasciitis, book an appointment with your nearest licensed Olympia WA acupuncturist to get better.

Happy healing!

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